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Post by ualslosar » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:28 pm

Is there any recent news on the progress of the Expander, please? Should be out soon, no?

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Post by nadafarms » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:41 am

sduck wrote:
nadafarms wrote: Can you turn off the sub oscillator? Seems like it’s always on the second voice even if I turn off the waveforms
There's a sine wave fader over in the VCA section - perhaps that's what you mean by sub oscillator?
thanks, and i feel dumb haha.

so noticing that the there is definitely some bleed from voice II when i put the mix to voice I, but no bleed from voice I when put the mix slider to voice II, is that normal? I don't really care but seems odd, this synth is all about gooey sounds anyways

I'm a little confused about the envelope situation, what is envelope amount? VCF Level is the amount of VCF Volume in the mixer right? What is envelope amount? IL AL?

Wish the LFO was a tad slower and faster :hmm:

I feel like I have to move the sliders a couple times up and down in order to get it to active the function, am I wrong?

Is there a manual?

This is my favorite synth of all time right now, have owned most vintage synths and this is my jam :sb:

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Post by iguano » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:35 pm

No manual at the moment. I'm in the facebook group and there's a lot of resources on there including some who have worked on the design of it. Some people have pointed to old CS-80 manuals as being a good source of information. Apparently a manual is coming but no timeframe on that.

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Post by ualslosar » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:05 pm

- What's the latest word on the Expander, please? (are any shipping, yet?)

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Post by sduck » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:27 pm

We're all still waiting. Follow the dark corporation on facebook and/or instagram and you'll know as soon as the rest of us.
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Post by nadafarms » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:55 pm

Is there unison mode? How to do I access it?

God it’s frustrating there is no manual

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Post by sduck » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:18 pm

A manual is being written it seems - someone posted a preliminary version of it on the facebook group. Attached. Don't take it for gospel, a lot of work still needs to be done.
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Post by synthpriest » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:38 am

Following this thread, greatly interested in the DDRM. :hyper:

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Post by donato » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:52 pm

The posted manual is about 80% done and quite a bit more thorough than I anticipated. Joining the Facebook group is a must. Took a big chance with this one, but so far it’s my favorite polysynth I’ve ever owned/played.

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Post by GavRL » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:20 am

Just ordered a Deckards prebuilt and a Roli Seaboard Block. Sold a whole tonne of stuff to buy it, some of which was a real wrench... but my god I’m excited

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Post by locust_locust » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:46 am

GavRL wrote:Just ordered a Deckards prebuilt and a Roli Seaboard Block. Sold a whole tonne of stuff to buy it, some of which was a real wrench... but my god I’m excited
You can always buy another Jazzmaster. :)

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Post by witchbutter » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:41 pm

Is anyone mounting their DD at a diagonal? I don't really like having it in a standard rack case. Suggestions?

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Post by SOPiiAC » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:41 pm

I have mine racked in a rolling mixer stand at an angle. Great to work with from a seated position.

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Post by sduck » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:05 pm

The tiny screen is nearly invisible when it's vertical, unless you're on eye level with it. So yes, mounting it at an angle is a great idea. Mine has been sitting on a chair, with the front propped up on a box to get an angle for the last few weeks.
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Post by exwel » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:13 am

I posted this post also on Gearslutz.

Sorry for my english.
I am a Hard EDM producer from Holland.

I owned a CS60 for 10 years, maintence and tuning was a terrible of my machine.
Sold it because it didn't had midi and it was a money pit for my but i loved the sound and i loved the Ringmod what i missed on the original Deckard's Dream.

I got mine DD with the Expander (all pre build) had a problem with the midi card of the DD.
Bob of Black corparation was very nice to me and the communication was perfect. He helped me with a lot of patience. he send me a new midi card and i installed the card in just 2 minutes (6 screws frontpanel, 2 connectors, and 2 connections of the jackplug, no soldering or what so ever) Everything works now perfect.
I was impressed how the machine looked inside, very clean and well constructed.

The sound of the Ringmod in combination with speed depth and ADSR. is to my ears very good sounding and brings the DD to the next level what i allready hoped. Chores is not special and simpel yet usable. Delay is nice and Reverb is also good enough.



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Post by Karl_Joseph » Tue May 28, 2019 1:16 pm

Can you just plug in a Roli Seaboard MPE controller directly in to use the MPE functionality?
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Post by Birth_Chord » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:21 pm

Hmmm, looks like it can be had for around $3,000... Really tempting...

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Post by witchbutter » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:45 pm

Can anyone explain in short what the difference is between revision 1 and 2?

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Post by ultravox » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:39 am

witchbutter wrote:Can anyone explain in short what the difference is between revision 1 and 2?
I believe rev 2 was redesigned with less components on the voice boards and the PSU was redesigned.

I have a rev 1 and the photos of the rev 2 seem to bear this out.

Sonically they're supposed to be the same.
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MIDI implementation / documentation

Post by ndf » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:53 pm

Does anyone know or have access to the information on the Deckard's Dream MIDI implementation?

I have seen a controller message list posted somewhere, but that does not seem to be a complete listing :/ For example: How to flip in and out of panel mode? How to load or save an entire patch?

Is there even a manual?
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Post by seychmar » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:58 am

Absolutely unbelievable that something as expensive as this doesn’t have a manual and full MIDI implementation notes.

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Post by Panason » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:47 am

I was thinking that until I understood a bit more about the hardware scene.
Why bother when people are going to pre-order and buy the thing anyway? Black haven't provided documentation because it is not necessary in order to sell the synth. For every person that says Nah, there is at least another that says Yeah!

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Post by ndf » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:07 am

Panason wrote:Why bother when people are going to pre-order and buy the thing anyway?
This is the saddest thing I've seen in a long time. Sorry for your loss.
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Post by Panason » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:12 am

It's OK , thanks. The funeral was yesterday.

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